Kiwi coffee group (In NZ and Expats abroad)


Kiwi coffee group (In NZ and Expats abroad)

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2010

Kiwis are an inventive and adventerous bunch. A small country of 4 million, perched on the edge of the Pacific Basin, we like to think of ourselves as contributing above our body weight. A NZ'er was the first to split the Atom (Rutherford), climb Everest (Hillary), win the Rugby World cup- and more recently invent flat-whites and the Pavalova.

Kiwis are also found in great abundance outside of their cosy, clean green natural habitat. There are around 30,000 in London alone, and they make up a good proportion of coffee professionals in small Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.

This group is for Kiwis everywhere and anywhere to talk coffee and to network.

Discussion Forum

black coffee in NZ caffes

Started by jules. Last reply by jules Mar 20, 2010. 25 Replies

Any Kiwis know of a good job posting site in NZ?

Started by Andy Wilkin. Last reply by Alun Evans Dec 5, 2009. 3 Replies

Anyone after a machine??

Started by Alun Evans Aug 12, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Eddie on November 29, 2009 at 11:26am
Good points Alun; the machine I use for my portable trailer is a San Marino with a gas kit, and I use a deep cycle 12VDC battery powering an 800W inverter to run the grinder/pump/electronics. A 60W photovoltaic panel helps to keep the battery 'tickled up' if needed. The SM still has a 1.8kW electric element that acts as a 'boost recovery' when mains is available. Re the trip, that's still in the 'considering' phase Alun; good idea re including Indo-Papua - should I consider anything/anywhere else?
Comment by Alun Evans on November 29, 2009 at 4:39am
Indeed it will work. Basically the Gas kits mean the lever can run without electricity. It requires the use of a foot pump to fill the boiler- thats about it. I think LaPavoni should have units with gas kits in NZ. We use a machine here setup and linked into the main grid...however we use gas from time to time when the famous Jakarta blackouts setin. The grinder could be an issue but I reckon there are inventive ways around using electricity per-see.

Hey Eddie, any news on your potential trip up this way?
Comment by Chris Thompson on November 29, 2009 at 12:39am
We could be interested, give me a call 021 1717004
Comment by Eddie on November 28, 2009 at 11:50pm
I have friends who have gas-fired lever machines that require no external power apart from that required to run a grinder. Would that possibly fit the bill?
Comment by Chris Thompson on November 28, 2009 at 5:47pm
Thanks Alun, The machine I am after must be able to run totaly of the grid, as it will be going into a mobile kitchen our scout group has built, hot plates and oven all on gas also hot and cold water, not only will it be great for fundraisers, but also those early mornings at camp will be much more pleasent with a great coffee, and what better way to attract parentd to help out...... and make a bit of pocket money while we are at Jamboree !!!!
Comment by Chris Thompson on November 27, 2009 at 12:44pm
Hi Guys, anybody out there with experiance of using hand pull machines, and are they available in, Here.
Comment by Eddie on July 22, 2009 at 5:50pm
Alun; when do U arrive here in Welly?
Comment by Amanda Hui on July 8, 2009 at 8:05pm
haha ,amanda here,guys come to visit us , 6-251 parnell rd, auckland, merdeka coffee..haha .where is Alun
Comment by Alun Evans on July 8, 2009 at 8:04pm
Changed the logo from the Beehive as I think there are not that many Welly-town members? What do you think?
Comment by Eddie on February 22, 2009 at 1:10am
Hi Alun; would be good to meet up with you in person when you're in Welly; I know there's something I would like from Indo', but what exactly I'm not sure - maybe something from Bandung that might reflect the time in which my Dad lived there (1921-1946)?? Any thoughts?

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